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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:30am

NAIROBI, Friday, April 24, 2015 -- In a significant effort to scale up Kenya's fight against wildlife crime, public- and private-sector partners have joined forces to address dangerously high levels of poaching and trafficking. In a two-day workshop, representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector identified targeted, practical interventions to fortify wildlife laws and policies and enhance a range of community and law-enforcement initiatives.

The Nairobi workshop was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project. Jointly convened by TRAFFIC and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the workshop identified a series of national priority actions to combat the illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife in Kenya.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Lodwar, June 19 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited members of the Turkana Widows Advancement Program at a greenhouse that they operate in Lodwar Town.  The greenhouse is one of several livelihood activities that enable the community members to care for themselves and the orphans and vulnerable children for whom they are caregivers.  USAID funded the members to be trained on how to grow nutritious produce for consumption and sale, and the Ministry of Agriculture provided the greenhouse.  USAID supplied the water tank to irrigate the greenhouse crops. 

U.S. Ambassador waters a young tree seedling.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00am

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec joined Governor of Embu County, Nyaga Wambora, to launch a new water distribution system in Embu County. The new Embu Water and Sewerage Company (EWASCO) system will expand water access to an additional 6,000 households and more than 100 schools, clinics, and community buildings in Mbeer and surrounding low-income communities of Embu County. The system also serves as a model for how to transform Kenya’s water and sanitation sector with private financing.

A group of Kenyan girls talking with U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:45am

The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec hosted a reception for a scholarship and empowerment program, the Global Give Back Circle. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am

Nairobi, April 29, 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces an opportunity for partnership to advance regional youth centers through its Global Development Alliance (GDA).  GDAs are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepen USAID’s development impact.  USAID is currently exploring partnerships to leverage non-governmental resources by offering up to $12 million in USAID matching funds for youth leadership centers across Africa.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:45am

April 25, Nairobi – USAID Kenya Deputy Mission Director, Dr. Tina Dooley-Jones attended the graduation of 30 Kenyan government officials who will participate in evaluating Government of Kenya investments in the power sector.

The officers attended a four-week long training to strengthen  their economic and financial analysis skills in order to improve project decision making and recommendations for resource allocation in the power sector.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:45am

The U.S. Embassy informs the media that Dr. Padma Shetty, Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Office of Population and Health, will represent the U.S. Government at Kenya’s World Malaria Day event in Kisumu.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:00am

USAID Kenya Director of the Office for Population and Health, Barbara Hughes joined officials from the Ministry of Health to brief the media on Kenya’s malaria program. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:00am

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Director of the Agriculture, Business and Energy Office Mark Carrato joined Principal Secretary for Agriculture Sicily Kanini Kariuki at the launch of a Government of Kenya e-Extension Program that promises to bring expanded agricultural and nutrition services to all 47 counties.  One of these services is the introduction of a USAID-supported Agri-Nutrition Resource Manual for Trainers.  The manual is a development effort between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:00am

April 11 - Nyamasaria – April 11 - Nyamasaria – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Kenya, Karen Freeman, joined the Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KIWASCO) to commission a water distribution system that serves 16,000 people and seven schools in the Nyamasaria area of Kisumu.

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Last updated: July 01, 2015

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